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Date Joined: December 20, 2007
Last Online: September 16, 2019
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States
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My bio

I'm a hausfrau and writer and trying-to-contemplate my dissertation doctoral student. I live in a 150-year-old row house in a pretty tree-lined neighborhood in Brooklyn with my husband, daughter, and Rescue Ridgeless Ridgeback, Remus (how's that for alliteration?).

Favorite Crafts

Crochet and knitting, beading, bead knitting, hand sewing (especially making dolls and animals out of felt, complete with little outfits), decorating matchboxes, zentangle atcs.

Favorite Books

We have a huge library of thousands of books in our house--I treasure several of my sub-collections: cookbooks, knitting and crochet books, ghost stories, children's and young adult books, and poetry books.

My favorite poet of the moment is Allen Ginsberg. My favorite writers of all time are Rosamond Lehmann, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Shirley Jackson. My favorite illustrator is Trina Schart Hyman. And I love the book "Wisconsin Death Trip."

Things I Love

  1. Ghost stories (books or your own)

  2. Anything related to Severus Snape and Slytherin House (I always say that I'm a Slytherin disguised as a Ravenclaw)

  3. POSTCARDS (strange, ugly, vintage, lovely)

  4. Letters from you

  5. Kawaii (I'm not picky, I just love cute and strange and funny)

  6. Yarn--saturated colors, nice textures

  7. Anything knitting or crochet-related (patterns, stitchmarkers, etc.)

  8. Vintage cooking pamphlets

  9. Buttons!

10 Ribbon

  1. Fabric squares or remnants and trim

  2. Anything related to Tintin, Moomin, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck

  3. Lip gloss and lotion and other bath products.

  4. COFFEE!!! (caffeinated and non-flavored)

  5. HANDMADE by you! I love to receive handmade items, whatever your special skill!

  6. Beads

  7. Vintage textiles

Things I Don't Like

Flaking, late-sending, non-rating.


mimmeli rated for St. Valentine's Hearts on a String on Feb 24, 2013
Comment: Am very sorry, I still haven't gotten anything. I will gladly rerate if I receive this swap.
foxyfoxy rated for Stars Filled Matchbox on Feb 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much!
ZzMonstruozZ rated for scrumble swap on Oct 22, 2012
Comment: Leah!! Thank you so much for your beautiful parcel, I really love the scrumble, the colors and the textures are amazing!! The postcards are totally my like! Thank you so much for reading my profile so carefully. But I'm sorry... it has been your third try really!!??!! =( It has taken over 14 days to arreive since you sent it when I usually receive the parcels in 4-7 days from the United States =( If I ever receive your others two envies I'll let you know, and be sure, I'll send you something back! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Comment: Thanks! :)
knitmom7 rated for variegated cloth Knit/Crochet USA on Aug 21, 2012
Comment: You did good, kid! Real good! Thanks for joining!
Comment: What wonderful, well-crafted responses! I was moved by the story of your grandmother's bedspread and your yarn in a fish tank idea sounds ingenious. Thank you for sharing.
Comment: I LOVED reading your answers! I wish I could crochet and knit like you can! And your dream craft space sounds incredible... let me know if it happens and I'll come over and plop myself down in the comfy chair to chat :) Happy crafting!!
thebragal rated for My Favourites 32 ct MB on Jul 26, 2012
Comment: Beautiful box. Thanks. I adore the flower you used on the box. If you forget which one, I can send a photo. You included one in my box too. Any chance you know where to get more? I'd love some of the softer pink ones. I'll happily pay or trade for them! Let me know! Such nice goodies. Love the seam binding ribbon too.
snoop rated for Creepiest Cemetery on Jul 25, 2012
Comment: loved the pictures
justined0414 rated for Creepiest Cemetery on Jul 22, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the great photos and for joining my swap! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Nice card ! Thank you very much (and the stamps are great !). I wish you a good travel to France :-)
StrictlyRudeGirl rated for Advertisement Postcard Swap on Jun 16, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I'll have to check out the Chip Shop some time...I have a friend who lives in Brooklyn and whenever I go to NYC for any reason, I stay with her :)
ideawriter rated for Naughty Naked Postcard Swap on Jun 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards, I love them! Such beautiful art :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! thank you for joining the swap.
JP rated for Spring Dishcloth and Kitchen goodies on Jun 1, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the dishcloths and the kitchen goodies! The little keyring is SO cute!!! :)
Comment: Thank you for your answers!
Comment: Very interesting read. I love Velvet Goldmine too.
Comment: oh wow, Misty Morning, Albert Bridge. I LOVE that song. it's actually me & my fiance's song :)
Comment: I loved reading. When you and your husband go in the Cash Cab, I do hope you'll invite me along!

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widelo123 on Feb 12, 2013:

Thank you for the birthday cards and the bookmarks. Shirley

PurpleButterfly on Jan 7, 2013:

HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY! Wanted to let you know that your card & address labels will be late cause I had to get some more ink for the printer, sorry about that, showed I had some but didn't print out but half of them where you could see them. Glad you join the CARDS! CARDS! & MORE CARDS! group. ****HAPPY BITHDAY & HAPPY 2013!****

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 25, 2012:

Happy Fall from the I LOVE Kawaii group!

ColoradoKate on Jun 28, 2012:

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

ColoradoKate on Mar 15, 2012:

Happy Spring from the I LOVE Kawaii Group!

mamajoy on Feb 24, 2012:

Leah: Thanks for your rating of my postcards. I am attempting to make a ballband dishcloth. I found a youtube video showing how to do it, but it's in another language. I can still follow. I'm a visual person, so I need something like that. I am also left-handed.,......just to add an additional challenge. Thanks for posting pictures on Flickr.

tiggerkitn25 on Jan 11, 2012:

Thanks for being a member of the I LOVE Kawaii Group!

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 30, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the I LOVE Kawaii group!

Aria on Sep 20, 2011:

Hi again, I hope you can join the vintage ad/poster reprints PC swap I'm hosting. :)

Here is the link:




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